Preparation of the Standard of media literacy for youth workers, strengthen the value of developing media and digital competencies as well as partnership between organizations involved in the topic of media literacy in Europe are the most important goals of EMELS (European Media Literacy Standard) project which we started in January 2017.
The project brings together international experts to develop a common approach to media education training, learn from each other and exchange experiences. It is realized by seven organizations: Fundacja Nowoczesna Polska from Poland, JFF from Germany, Centro Zaffiria from Italy, Karpos from Greece, Ariel Trust from Great Britain and Imec and Evens Foundation from Belgium.
The most important and significant part of the project is preparation of the innovative media literacy training programme: European Media Literacy Standard for Youth Workers. Standard will help to identify skills, qualifications and raise the quality of youth work and training in media education field, improving access to Open Educational Resources in this area.
Media literacy understood by us as a process of preparing individuals (knowledge, skills and attitudes) for a competent use and understanding of media. The reasons (you can choose only one or more of them to start media literacy activities) of building media literacy projects and programmes are:
- to be happy
- to develop further
- to connect with others
- to be part of society (or even to transform society)
We will share experiences and exchange good practices in the topic of media literacy.
Project is co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union
More informations: www.emels.eu